Waterloo police arrest man who was barricaded in building in downtown Kitchener

After several hours of negotiations, Waterloo Regional Police arrested a man who barricaded himself in a building on Stirling Avenue near Charles Street in downtown Kitchener.

Police say they received reports Tuesday morning of a man walking in the area with a machete. The man attempted to rob a woman who was walking along the street before he ducked into a residence.

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Police spent several hours negotiating with the man who was involved in the incident before he was ultimately arrested at around 1:30 p.m.

Police placed Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute under a hold and secure as a precaution and to reduce pedestrian traffic in the area while negotiations were ongoing.

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) said that that all students and staff were safe.

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The is the second time in less than a month that the school has been placed under such an order. Cameron Heights was also placed under a hold and secure after a man was fatally shot near the intersection of Pandora Avenue and King Street on Sept. 20.

 

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